Workshop on the h-principle and beyond

Hamiltonian geometry behind compressible fluids

ABSTRACT: We describe a geometric framework to study Newton's equations on infinite-dimensional configuration spaces of diffeomorphisms and smooth probability densities. It turns out that several important PDEs of hydrodynamical origin can be described in this framework in a natural way. In particular, the so-called Madelung transform between the Schrödinger-type equations on wave functions and Newton's equations on densities turns out to be a Kähler map between the corresponding phase spaces, equipped with the Fubini-Study and Fisher-Rao information metrics. This is a joint work with G.Misiolek and K.Modin.

Date & Time

November 03, 2021 | 2:15pm – 3:15pm


Simonyi 101 and Remote Access


Speaker Affiliation

University of Toronto